Greece: Court makes Chios island human rights ruling

Four Afghan migrants detained on the Greek island of Chios were unable to appeal against decisions ordering their expulsion, human rights judges confirmed today.

Italy: Court grants interim measure in SeaWatch 3 vessel case

The ship has not been allowed to enter the harbour and the applicants complain that they are detained on board without legal basis, suffering inhuman and degrading treatment, with the risk of being returned to Libya without evaluation of their individual situation.

Court: Lithuanian border guards’ block on Russian migrants asylum applications violated human rights law

The case concerned a Russian family of seven who, after leaving Chechnya, tried on three separate occasions to seek asylum in Lithuania. Each time, they were refused the right to make an application at the border.

Dunja Mijatović: European states must put human rights at the centre of their migration policies

“European states’ current approach to the arrivals of refugees and migrants has transformed a manageable issue into an extremely divisive topic, in particular within EU member states,” says the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Serbia: New anti-trafficking report

In a report published today, the anti-trafficking expert group (GRETA) declares that Serbia’s authorities must do to more to reduce children’s vulnerability to trafficking and improve assistance to victims.